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To: President Fox & Board of Trustees
St. Lawrence University: Invest in our Futures
"Men [and women] make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better," quoted by Harry Truman.
President Fox and Board of Trustees, we urge that you divest our university's endowment away from any fossil fuel industry. There are many other corporations and industries on this planet that we can invest in.
Why is this important?
St. Lawrence has a moral and economic obligation to end all investments that benefit from exploiting the planet that cause climate change. "Green is an unofficial St. Lawrence color because environmental sustainability is more than a core value – it’s our way of life," if we are going to advertise this, then we should live up to our principles.
Climate change is the most serious problem humanity has ever faced. Now is the time to make changes, not tomorrow, not next year, and certainly not next generation. We have an obligation to ourselves and to future generations to act now.
We are not fighting for the planets existence, it will be around for billions of years. We are fighting for a habitable planet for human existence. Generations from now, when they will look back at our legacies, they will see that we rose to the great climate crisis and we overcame the largest challenge humanity has ever faced.
How it will be delivered
Through the student government and Board of Trustees.